Pete Souza is the national photographer for the Chicago Tribune based in their Washington bureau. From there, he covers world events and the national political scene. Previously, Souza worked as a freelancer for nine years, and his work appeared in National Geographic, Life and many other magazines and newspapers around the world.
Souza was an Official White House Photographer for President Ronald Reagan. He joined the White House staff in June 1983, and worked there until Reagan’s term ended. Two books have been published based on his images from those 5 1/2 years. He was also the official photographer for the June 2004 funeral of President Reagan.
Souza has won numerous photojournalism awards including several times in the prestigious Pictures of the Year annual competition, the NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism, and the White House News Photographers Association’s yearly contest. His photos have been shown in several solo and group exhibitions.
There will be a reception at 6 p.m. before PhotoNight to view Souza’s work on display at the college.